For immediate release
January 15, 2020
Contact: Ron Hooper
Phone: (415) 497-5833
New Poll: 85% of Arizonans Want Congressional Term Limits
Scottsdale, AZ – According to a new poll by McLaughlin & Associates, congressional term limits might be the most popular and bipartisan issue in Arizona. The poll, which was conducted from January 9-12 statewide in Arizona, found that 85 percent of voters favor a constitutional amendment placing term limits on Congress. Further, 85 percent of voters want the Arizona State Legislature to vote for an amendment convention to term limit Congress.
This marks an increase in support from the last time the issue was polled, in 2017, when 82 percent were supportive.
The poll also found that, unlike most political issues, support for term limits is bipartisan – with 87 percent of Republicans, 83 percent of Democrats and 85 percent of Independent voters in Arizona agreeing that term limits for Congress are needed.
“Term limits remain a critical issue among voters in Arizona, who overwhelmingly support calling an amendment-proposing convention to place term limits on members of Congress,” said John McLaughlin, who conducted the survey and is also a pollster for President Trump. “The intensity of this support is measured in their drive to vote for state legislators who will vote ‘yes’ on term limits, and against those who will vote ‘no’ against term limits for members of Congress.”
The poll found that 81 percent of voters are more likely to support a candidate for state legislature who helps place term limits on Congress, while 67 percent are less likely to support a candidate who comes out against it. Term limits could play a critical role in the 2020 elections as Republicans aim to keep majorities in both chambers.
In the 2019 legislative session, the Arizona State House did pass a resolution for congressional term limits on a bipartisan basis, but the State Senate did not hold a vote. Scottsdale resident and U.S. Term Limits Regional Director Ron Hooper is leading the charge to encourage passage through both chambers in 2020.
“The people of Arizona are totally fed up with Congress. We support this wholeheartedly and politically speaking, it is a no brainer,” Hooper said. “We hope to see our state legislators in both chambers move the term limits convention forward in 2020.”
About the Term Limits Convention: https://www.termlimits.com/how-the-term-limits-convention-will-work/
U.S. Term Limits is the oldest and largest grassroots term limits advocacy group in the country. We connect term limits supporters with their legislators and work to pass term limits on all elected officials, particularly on the U.S. Congress. Find out more at termlimits.org.